Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Death Essay

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Death isn’t always out in the open, sometimes it’s portrayed as something else. The writers Joyce Carol Oates, and Dylan Thomas, use imagery in there stories and poems to represent death as another person, or even a saying such as “Good Night.” Both of these writers describe death in there own creative way. Dylan uses words to describe death. Joyce uses a person to describe death. In each piece of writing the authors characters are based on real people, some were closer than others. They show how death is near anyone and that it is going to be a hard road to go down. In Dylan Thomas’ poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” he shows that his father’s death is going to be painful. He stats that, “Old age should burn and rave at close of day.” What he means by “close of day,” is the end of life. and that when coming to the end of life its not going to be easy , its going to be painful in some way, not all physical but even mental. He also says that, “Through wise men at their end know the dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they, Do not go gentle into that good night.” What he means is that at the end of life, the right is unenviable. In the second part of this line he is showing that the wise men don’t attract attention when they are dieing.…show more content…
Connie shows her strength resisting Arnold Friends charm, and not going with him. This represents the strength used to fight off death, Arnold Friend, and to remain strong. Joyce uses imagery to portray death and the chariot of death, as a beat up muscle car and a guy posing as a high school student. Joyce shows how death can be around children who may have been young and innocent, but are turning into rebelling teenagers who will try almost anything. Although there are teenagers who are smart and know what’s right and wrong, like

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